Friday, January 13, 2012

Ghana - Larabanga

Larabanga Mosque - The oldest mosque in Ghana. It's believed to contain an ancient copy of Koran.
Larabanga Mystery Stone : whenever the stone was moved to make way for construction, it mysteriously moved back to its original position.

Sent by Vagbornye from Upper West Region, Ghana.

This is from Wikipedia : Larabanga is a town in north western Ghana. It is known for its mud-built whitewashed Sahelian mosque, said to date from 1421. It was at the height of the trans-Saharan trade. It is reputed to be Ghana's oldest mosque and houses a copy of the Qur'an almost as old.

The town is also known for its Mystic Stone, for its patterned vernacular architecture and as the entrance to the Mole National Park.

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